There was an alleged assassination attempt on the life of the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday. 

It was announced by his spokesman, Uche Anichukwu.

He says armed gunmen evaded the security at the Senator's residence in Abuja before gaining access into his house at 4:00 a.m. local time.

After the assassination attempt, the deputy Senate President was seen hours latter commiserating with a family that lost a top politician in Nigeria - the Anenihs. 

The images of the condolence visit to the home of late Tony Anenih were shared on the Facebook page of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

Senator Ekweremadu, who must be one of the happiest Nigerians today, was seen in the picture discussing with the son of the late chieftain of the PDP.

In a post accompanying the photographs, Dr. Saraki said: "This morning, we visited the home of the late Chief Tony Anenih, who passed away last week.

"I reminded his son, Tony Jr., of the immense contributions of his father to our party, PDP, and our great nation.

"He will be missed".

The spokesman for the deputy Senate President, had in a statement said "the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, his wife, and son escaped an assassination attempt at about 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

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“The armed men discreetly evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Quarters residence, to gain entry into his house.

“The attackers, who could not immediately shoot in order not to attract the attention of the security personnel on duty, took hold of his son, and commanded him to lead them to the Senator’s bedroom.

“It was at the Senator’s bedroom that a struggle ensued, leading to the arrest of one of the assailants with dangerous weapons and housebreaking devices, while the rest managed to escape".

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